Thomas MacGill

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Admiral Thomas MacGill, C.B., Royal Navy, Retired (16 August, 1850 – 16 April, 1926) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

For his service with the Suakin Expeditionary Force MacGill was promoted to the rank of Commander dated 17 August, 1885.[1]

MacGill was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1892.[2]

In recognition of his services in Benin he was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 25 May, 1897.[3]

MacGill was appointed in command of the battleship Royal Sovereign in December, 1902.[4]

MacGill was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 27 November, 1904, vice Henderson.[5]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, MacGill retired at his own request on 31 May, 1906.[6] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 5 November, 1908,[7] and to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 20 March, 1913.[8]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral MacGill" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 17 April, 1926. Issue 44248, col A, p. 17.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Thetis
17 Jul, 1893[9] – 28 Aug, 1893[10]
Succeeded by
Robert S. Rolleston
Preceded by
Francis C. B. Bridgeman-Simpson
Captain of H.M.S. Iphigenia
18 Jul, 1894[11] – 24 Aug, 1894[12]
Succeeded by
John L. Burr
Preceded by
Francis Powell
Captain of H.M.S. Phoebe
4 Feb, 1895[13] – 26 Mar, 1898[14]
Succeeded by
Robert S. Rolleston
Preceded by
John L. Burr
Captain of H.M.S. Severn
22 May, 1898[15][16] – 27 Jun, 1899[17]
Succeeded by
William L. H. Browne
Preceded by
William H. Pigott
Naval Officer in Charge, Bermuda Royal Dockyard
28 Jun, 1899[18][19] – 7 Aug, 1902[20]
Succeeded by
Henry Leah
Preceded by
George A. Primrose
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Sovereign
15 Dec, 1902[21] – 25 May, 1903[22]
Succeeded by
Alfred W. Paget
Preceded by
?
Admiral Superintendent of Contract Built Ships, Liverpool and Barrow
1 Sep, 1903[23] – 31 Aug, 1906[24]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
Admiral Superintendent of Contract Built Ships, Tyne and Southern District
31 Aug, 1906[25] – 31 Aug, 1909[26]
Succeeded by
Laurence E. Power
 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25505. p. 4051. 25 August, 1885.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26309. p. 4187. 22 July, 1892.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26856. p. 2928. 25 May, 1897.
  4. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27740. p. 8290. 2 November, 1904.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 27918. p. 3845. 1 June, 1906.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28193. p. 8028. 6 November, 1908.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28703. p. 2159. 21 March, 1913.
  9. MacGill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 79.
  10. MacGill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 79.
  11. MacGill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 79.
  12. MacGill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 79.
  13. MacGill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 79.
  14. MacGill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 79.
  15. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 296.
  16. MacGill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 79.
  17. MacGill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. ff. 79, 543.
  18. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 435a.
  19. MacGill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 543.
  20. MacGill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 543.
  21. MacGill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 836.
  22. MacGill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 543.
  23. MacGill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 836.
  24. MacGill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 836.
  25. MacGill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 836.
  26. MacGill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 836.